BEIJING: A Chinese ship searching for missing Malaysia Airlines plane MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean has picked up a pulse signal, according to China’s Xinhua news agency.
The state media agency says the signal has a frequency of 37.5 kilohertz per second – the same as those emitted by the flight recorders.
However there is no evidence so far that the signal is linked to MH370.
The signal was detected by the Haixun 01 vessel, the Xinhua agency reports.
The Boeing 777 plane went missing with 239 people on board, including six Australians, after it vanished off radar screens during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8.
The black box is equipped with a locator beacon that transmits “pings” when underwater, but which only has an expected battery life of about 30 days